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Aretha Franklin Will Save Us: Danyel Smith’s 1994 Essay on the Queen of Soul

Critic Danyel Smith's essay on Aretha Franklin, "Dreaming America," was originally published in the March 1994 issue of Spin. In light of Franklin's death at age…
Danyel Smith / August 16, 2018

From the Archives: Tupac’s 18th Birthday Remembered by Danyel Smith

This column on Tupac originally ran in the February 1994 issue of SPIN.  As I remember, it was Tupac Shakur's 18th birthday. Shock G…
Danyel Smith / June 21, 2017